Main provider of landline, mobile and internet services within the UAE. Also provides cable tv packages via associated company "E-vision".

Alternative provider of telecommunication services in the country. Established in 2007 and gradually expanding services.

Pay your electricity and water bills here.

The site to come and pay for your traffic violations

Top-up your road-toll credit here

Pay for any parking fines you have received here.

You may order your taxi online in advance or call them anytime on 04 208 0897

Dubai Airport
Track incoming flights here.


Expat Women
Most used and most popular information bulletin board in the country. For any gender.

Expat Gossip
Same concept as "", but with some different threads.

Dubai Forums
Another bulletin board, only this time, a bit more male in tone and content

Dubai Kidz
Lots and lots and lots of useful information for parents of children. Schools, after school activities, summer camps...


The National
Set up in 2008. Easy-to-read quality newspaper that's a bit more Abu-Dhabi centric than others.

Gulf News
Founded in 1978 as a tabloid, converted to broadsheet format in 1985. Occasionally provocative items. Comprehensive archives section available on-line.

Khaleej Times
Another option for a quality read

7 Days
Unashamedly tabloid, occasionally investigative, sometimes fun. delivered free to most homes in central Dubai.

Business 24/7
Covers business news in the region. Plenty of articles quoting CEO's and government ministers.

Arabian Business
Comprehensive and authorative coverage of business news in the region.

The official news agency for the Emirates. Plenty of information about the movements of, and comments from, the country's rulers.


Ella Mart
Formerly "". Thousands of products available for home delivery ranging from biscuits to television sets.
The UAE (and Jordan and Saudi Arabia's) eBay.

Dubai Donkey
A local classified site that's free to private and business users. For jobs, accommodation and cars.

A lot of classifieds, some community information and a number of restaurant / club reviews


Dubai Explorer
THE most comprehensive reference resource. There's a book and a website. Both provide a huge amount of information ideal for the resident in Dubai

Lonely Planet
Basic information for travellers

Time Out
What to do, where to go, when to do it, buy tickets for it

Yellow Pages
Search for businesses contact details online

 Government of Dubai 

Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation
Developing, caring, qualifying and empowering every minor

Government Workshop
Maintenance and provision of government transport

Centre of Ambulance Services
Unifying the efforts and capabilities of the ambulance services bodies

Media Corporation
Provider of five television channels

Community Development Authority
Setting up and developing frameworks for social development

provider of municipal services including parks, food quality etc.

Department of Economic Development
Contributing to economic planning and business sector regulation


Department of Health and Medical Services
Providing health services to the community

Department of Tourism and Commerce
Planning, supervising and developing the tourism sector

Public Prosecution
Conducting independent investigations into criminal activities

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority
Administering the Free Zone

Sports Council
developing and improving sporting events and facilities

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Supporting, developing and furthering the business community

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities
Developing Islamic religion awareness

Civil Aviation Authority
Overseeing all aviation-related activities

Knowledge and Human Development
Education services

Civil Defence
Protecting public and private properties. Includes Fire service

Land Department
handles the sale and purchase of all land transactions

Administering justice. (parts of site not up-to-date)

Naturalization and Residency Administration
Immigration services

Developing Culture, Heritage and Arts Strategy

Protocol and Guest house Department
the affairs of state and hospitality for HH The Ruler of Dubai

DEWA - Electricity and Water Authority
Providing supplies of electricity and water to the emirate

Roads and Transport Authority
Developing the transport infrastructure

Export Development Corporation
providing exporters with services to enter or expand into foreign markets

Statistics Centre
Census, surveys and statistics